Rashid says England will bounce again from Afghanistan loss

England spinner Adil Rashid’s confidence within the England squad has not been dented after its shock 69-run defeat in opposition to Afghanistan on the ODI World Cup and he says the defending champion has loads of time to get its marketing campaign again on observe.

Afghanistan posted 284 after half-centuries from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ikram Alikhil, earlier than bowling out England for 215 to say simply its second victory at a World Cup.

It was England’s second defeat of the event, after it was crushed by 9 wickets within the opening recreation in opposition to New Zealand.

“It’s part and parcel of the game. We’re not too concerned, it’s just a game that we’ve lost,” Rashid advised reporters. “We know we’ve got tough competition coming up, but I’m confident we can play really well as a unit moving forward.

“We know we’ve still got six games, hopefully we can win and get some good momentum going forward. I’m quite confident in the squad. I’m sure we’ll bounce back strong.

“You are going to have games where players are out of form but I do believe we’ve got the squad, we’ve got the team and we’ve got the mentality to still be hungry.”

England, which faces South Africa in Mumbai on Saturday, is fifth within the standings with one win from three matches. The prime 4 groups from the group stage advance to the semifinals.

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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